In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com

One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

jescordwaineratgmail.com

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Time Will Tell

Newly released texts reveal some of former Muellor's team members may have known the outcome of the Hillary email investigation in advance. If so, the collusion Muellor is looking for may be something that he probably didn't anticipate.

The last election is revealing what I consider a treasonous effort to sway a federal election. In my opinion, if those involved are prosecuted, the death penalty should be a contemplated punishment.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Government Shut Your Mouth

Government shutdown, my ass. There is no such thing. The government is like a huge pile of steaming horseshit. Thinking it will cool down with the click of the second hand on a clock is madness.

So, the government is now officially shut down. Older folks, who want to go spend their social security money (which is unaffected like all such things) will not be able to visit their favorite Moose Nuts Wildlife Refuge. I hope they don't miss the annual neutering viewing. 

Oh, the horror. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Aftermath

The final outcome of the last cold spell was sleet, a tiny bit of snow, and a very uncommon low of 16 degrees Wednesday morning. The clear skies allowed temperatures above freezing in the sun. In the shade, the temperatures hovered right at, or slightly above freezing. So, icicles stayed mostly complete.

This morning, it was 19 degrees. As of noon, it wasn't far above freezing in the shade, and a cloud bank is fast approaching from the southwest. Heating will soon be hampered, and tonight's forecast is for a low near, or slightly below freezing.

Wrecks were plentiful for those willing to brave the unsalted/unsanded overpasses and bridges. With unfrozen roads before the structures, incredible speeds were allowed before the point of tapping the brakes due to the lack of control.  A local community reported 100 ice related wrecks for the last two days.

I ventured out Tuesday night, after the freezing was well established. Since I live near an interstate, I drove slowly down the ice covered back roads to the service road.

The service road had some sleet on the surface, and areas where the water froze below the friction surface. Traction was good, and allowed a safe trip to town.

The local town was almost deserted. That, and the interstate was mostly empty, except where an overpass was blocked with a few dozen emergency vehicles.

As far as I could tell, there was a wreck being cleared on the overpass, and the vehicles on the approach were being backed down the interstate to an exit ramp. It was interesting to watch from the warm confines of my truck. Still, it reminded me of the hazards that abounded, since it would only take one bad driver to cause a trip across the ditch onto the service road I was travelling.

It's been interesting. Even though I have insulated pipes, a kitchen faucet, which is on the North side of my house, will freeze. With that on my mind, and the knowledge a frozen well pump is disastrous, the last two nights involved only cat naps, with occasional trips around the house to insure the water would run, and the well wouldn't freeze.

Temperatures are to reach the 70's this weekend. It will be a pleasant change, although rain is forecast. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Winter Part 2

I can't remember ever having winter with two freezing precipitation events. So, this is an oddity. With freezing rain, sleet, and soon to be snow falling, this second winter event will probably be the only one during my lifetime. I'll observe it from the window.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Expressing My Opinion

Trump supposedly asked a rhetorical question that asked why we were letting so many people into the United States from "shithole countries". I've asked myself the same question many times. All the efforts to help people from these countries too often leads to more expecting money from taxpayers and a refusal to assimilate into our society. We have enough natural born citizens with that attitude and a need to remove what enables them to be parasites on taxpayers.